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Directors of South Asian Catholic cultural centres meet
They are studying ways to bolster the dialogue between the Gospel and Asian cultures shaped by ancient religious traditions and modern globalisation.
06/05/2008 VATICAN – ASIA
Globalisation and cultural pluralism, challenges to the Church in South Asia
The meeting that brought together representatives of various countries and the Pontifical Council for Culture focused on the “disorientation” that traditional cultures face. At stake is how to share the gift of the Good News with our Asian brothers and sisters.
27/11/2006 VATICAN ASIA
Pope focusing on the "joy of evangelization", dialogue and respect between religions and cultures
Benedict XVI, in a message to the Asian bishops attending the Pan-Asian meeting of the Pontifical Council for Culture, invites the Church to renew its missionary spirit. He defines Asia as "a fertile ground for the Word of God".
07/08/2007 SOUTH ASIA
Monsoon floods: over 1600 dead throughout the region
India is the worst hit with 1258 victims. Catholic Relief Service rush to supply tents, drinking water and food. Alarm for pressing sanitation crisis: high risk of epidemic outbreaks among homeless, forced to live in unhygienic conditions.
Human rights in Asia: serious problems in 10 countries
The 2005 report of the Asian Human Rights Commission says human rights violations are on the rise. Governments take advantage of weak judicial powers and use the army for strong-arm tactics.
19/08/2017 11:28:00 SOUTH ASIA
Floods emergency hist more than 16 million in Nepal, Bangladesh and India
Red Cross and Red Crescent: "One of the worst regional humanitarian crises in recent years." More than a third of Bangladesh and Nepal are flooded. Floods hit nearly 11 million people in four northern Indian states. Tens of thousands of displaced people. There are growing concerns about food shortages and illnesses due to contamination of drinking water.
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